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    #1

    Cool spongious

    Hello!

    DOes the word "spongious" exist?

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    Re: spongious

    Yes, and so do "spongeous" and "spongiose". (Webster's Online Dictionary - with Multilingual Thesaurus Translation)

    All of them marked as rarely used. I have never seen or heard any of them.

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    Re: spongious

    If you look at the examples used in Google, they're mostly from technical texts. Like Birdeen, I can't say I have heard it used- in everyday conversation, people use something like spongy instead.

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    Re: spongious

    ... and at the time of the BSE crisis ('mad-cow disease') - Bovine spongiform encephalopathy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - there was a brief rise in popularity (even among laymen) for 'spongiform'.

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